Just got back from the sidelines. Here’s some of the big notes from before the game:
First up, suspended running back LeGarrette Blount was on the field for part of warmups. He’s in his jersey and smiling, a good sign considering the circumstances. He was laughing and joking with Jeremiah Masoli. In his place it will be Andre Crenshaw, LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner taking the load of snaps. It will be interesting to see what the three speedy, smallish backs can do.
There were some funny signs in the student section pertaining to Blount, and the college students busted out in a “Free LeGarrette” chant. The funniest one I saw was a “Chuck Norris bought a Blount Jersey.” Good stuff, and it really doesn’t seem like any fans have much ill will towards him or the situation…
It’s about 10 minutes from kick off now and the stands are mostly full. A few empty ones, mostly because of the late tailgaters trying to down a few more brewskis, but it’s a great night for football. About 75 degrees still. The Ducks are going to play in their all green editions that someone called “Green Monster.” We’ll see, if the Ducks can’t get a first down it might be a different story.
Keep posted here throughout the game. We’ll be live blogging and tweeting, so check us out at odesports on twitter!